Thursday, July 02, 2020

All in a day's work

I spent most of the day writing stories for the paper. After coffee and a short walk, I was on the screen porch under a whispering ceiling fan tapping keys. After several hours, I was brain-fried.

After lunch, I headed down to the honey house and put new wooden handles on our cultivator. Jilda's dad gave us this tool over 40 years ago.

This spring, when I pulled it out to lay off some rows for the sunflowers in our garden, one of the handles broke. OH NO!  I thought to myself that there is no way I could find replacement handles for a tool that most people consider obsolete.

When I went inside to break the news to Jilda, she said, "No worries, Lehman's has those."

I thought she was kidding, but she whipped out her phone, went to the Lehman's website and searched for cultivator handles and there they were.

A few days later, UPS brought the new handles and left them on the screen porch. When I got home and saw the box from Lehman's, it made me smile.

I got the handles replaced, but it was too hot outside to give it a test drive. I'll do that tomorrow.

My next project is to get the cement mold out and pour some new Peace stepping stones. I think I could use some more peace these days.


  1. I love the stepping stones! Very vintage, yet current. :-)

  2. You are just one lucky dog, I bet if you are nice Jilda will keep you! Good job on the cultivator handles, and they are antiques, LOL.
    The stepping stones are a nice touch, and also handy. Good read!

  3. Love those stepping stones - and yes if you could mass produce them it would barely touch the need.

  4. Yes, more peace stones and lots of prayers are needed. Now you can enjoy your cultivator again.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Jilda is right. You can find anything on the internet. The Peace stones are perfect.

  6. How did we survive before the internet

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